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User currently offlineSkane340 From Sweden, joined May 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13041 times:

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Airbus 332 (typ AF 332) and Airbus 333 (typ LX333).
I don't mean price or pax, I mean technically

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User currently onlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13013 times:

Short for A330-200 and A330-300 respectively. The A330-200 is shorter than the A330-300. And AFAIK, the A330-200 has longer legs than the -300.

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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13006 times:

The A330-200 is 58,37m long and the A330-300 is 63,66 long.
The A330-200 is designed for longhaul routes while the A330 is more of a medium haul aircraft but it also flies shorter long haul routes.

[Edited 2009-06-13 01:55:25]


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13008 times:



Quoting Skane340 (Thread starter):
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Airbus 332 (typ AF 332) and Airbus 333 (typ LX333).
I don't mean price or pax, I mean technically

Technically, the only difference is length. IIRC MTOW is the same, so are the engines. Wing is also the same. The a332 only has a larger tail section.



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12979 times:

Since you are referring to the AF 330-200 and the Swiss (LX) A330-300 I believe both airlines use different engines. AF uses GE and LX Rolls Royce engines.


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User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12674 times:

[quote=Skane340,reply=0]Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Airbus 332 (typ AF 332) and Airbus 333 (typ LX333).[/quote

Are you travelling LX soon?



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User currently offline77West From New Zealand, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12531 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 3):
Technically, the only difference is length. IIRC MTOW is the same, so are the engines. Wing is also the same. The a332 only has a larger tail section.

There are several other differences, the A330-200 has a centre wing-box fuel tank, which the A330-300 does not. There are several minor systems differences due to this and other factors.

In short though, length, tail size, fuel capacity or tankage are the only main differences.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12496 times:



Quoting 77West (Reply 6):
In short though, length, tail size,

as can be seen here:  old 

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User currently offline77West From New Zealand, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12477 times:

I suppose it does not help that Swiss use two different engine types. You also can't really tell that the -200 tail is bigger from the pictures, but it is.


77West
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12381 times:

Ohh, sorry, just tried to help. Maybe this one is better?

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Well, not really. If you open both photos you can see that the yellow circle in the A333's tail is closer to the edge in comparison to the A332. I assume that both circles have the same diameter but due to the smaller tail fin of the A333 it's closer to the edge.


User currently offline77West From New Zealand, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12325 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 9):
Ohh, sorry, just tried to help. Maybe this one is better?

It did illustrate the main differences, but your LH pictures do this even better. Perfect angle to see the bigger tail and different lengths.

In case anyone was wondering, the bigger tail is due to the shorter fuselage of the -200, hence a larger area is needed to preserve the moment arm of the tail. The same tail is used on the -500 and -600 variants.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12297 times:



Quoting 77West (Reply 10):
It did illustrate the main differences, but your LH pictures do this even better. Perfect angle to see the bigger tail and different lengths.

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User currently offline77West From New Zealand, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12263 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 11):
Excuse me, where are my manners.... Welcome to A.net!

Thank you! I have been a 'lurker' for some time during my aviation studies and I enjoy reading the various forums, a friend suggested I join up instead of arguing with him all the time over forum postings! (Off topic I know)

As for the A330, there is a nice little table from Airbus for each of the models which might help:

-200: http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfam...0a340/a330-200/specifications.html

-300: http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfam...0a340/a330-300/specifications.html



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11225 times:

The A330-300 is also identical in fuselage dimentions to the A340-300, whereas the A330-200 is almost identical, but not quite the same, as the A340-200.


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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11141 times:

There is three engine varients for the A330;

PW, RR and GE.

NW have PW powered A330s

KL have GE powered A330's

and

AC have RR powered A330's



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8498 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11140 times:
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The A330-300 was to be purely a medium haul airplane and the later -200 a lonh haul, a 767-300ER killer. Airbus has increased the take-off weight of the -300 to be able to fly many long haul flights with twin efficiency, Finnair & SAS are heavy users of teh A333 for longer flights.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25994 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10985 times:

The A330-300 was the first to go into service in 1994, 4 years before the A330-200. The -200 program hadn't even been launched with the -300 went into service.

User currently offlineSkane340 From Sweden, joined May 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8470 times:

Thank you for the answers... this has given me some more information.
I must say thatthe 333 looks very nice, I hope to fly on a LX 333 quite soon.

On longhaul flights I still prefer a 4 engine plane, 747 or A340. I don't like the 777


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